Engineers and Teachers can sponsor their husband on Residence Visa if she meets the
shall have a valid
Attested Educational Certificate
(attestation from UAE Embassy in home country and
UAE Foreign Affairs here).
attested by UAE Embassy in home
Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE.
For attestation requirements,
Call: +97150-744 7833.
Tenancy Contract (accommodation
rental agreement) and Electricity Bill. Contract should be registered through
online system of Real Estate Regulatory
Authority (RERA). If you live out of Dubai, Municipality attested
Tenancy Contract and Electricity bill are required.
Bank statement of last three months.
Passport copy of husband
and one photograph with white
Passport copy of wife with visa page.
should be attested from Immigration Department, provided that the salary shall not be
less than Dh4000 or Dh3000 + accommodation. No need
attestation for Free Zone, Government and semi-government staff.
Attestation Fee: Dh120.
Attestation can be done at the time of submitting visa application.
Fees: Dh360 + typing charge to be paid at Typing Centre.
If you are Government or
Semi-government Staff, application Fees: Dh310
(Typing charge extra).
Dh220 should be paid at
Immigration for file opening.
Dh5020 should be deposited at
Immigration after visa approval. This amount is refundable after visa
To prepare your Family Visa application; call
Hor Al Anz: (Deira): 04-265 8373,
050-744 7833, 050-715 0562
Bur Dubai: 04-358 6215
Qusais: 04-239 1302
Naif (Deira): 04-259 6260
Immigration Help Line: 800 5111
If the wife's profession is other than the above mentioned, she can
try through Humanitarian Case Committee at the
Immigration Head Office, Jafliya, if her salary is
Dh20,000 or above.
If the husband is inside UAE on visit or his previous visa cancelled,
Dh1530 to be paid extra to change status (Dh1020 to issue visa
inside the country and Dh510 for status change). Typing charge
If the person is on Tourist Visa, he can get visa in hand on payment of
Dh680 at Immigration and he should exit.
Status Change is not possible for
Tourist Visa. Visa change package is available
Air Arabia and some other airlines.
After entry / Change Status,
& Visa Stamping to be completed within
60 days from
the date of entry.
For visa stamping, the
following documents are required:
• Original Passport, Visa and Medical Certificate of Husband
• Passport and Salary Contract copies of wife
• One photograph with white background
• Emirates ID application
• 5020 Deposit Receipt copy
Application Fee: Dh170 to
be paid at Typing Centre, for one year (Service charge extra).
be paid extra to get visa stamped passport at the same time.
If the application is normal, pay Dh20
for courier delivery, within 2 days.
Frequently Asked Question
Conditions for sponsoring husband and children
Q: I am an employee in a company with a
salary of Dh10,000 plus accommodation, can I sponsor my
husband, who is currently in Dubai on a visit visa, and my two sons?
In case of visa approval for my family, can we proceed with the visa
process here in the country without the need to leave the UAE for
changing the visit visa to a resident visa? Can this type of visa be
done for two years?
Four categories of women workers can sponsor
A: The Dubai General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners
Affairs requires the following:
1. The wife shall be an engineer, or doctor, or teacher or a
2. The basic salary shall be either Dh4,000 or Dh3,000
If you work in other than the above listed professions, you shall make
a petition to the department to exempt you from this requirement,
thus, the said department will decide on this request and pass its
resolution of acceptance or rejection. In case of acceptance, the
basic salary in this case shall be Dh10,000 or Dh9,000
plus accommodation. Finally in case of the residence visa approval,
you can do the new visa process in the UAE and there is no need to
leave the country. This visa is issued for one year for husband and
two years for children and is renewable. Children will get three years
visa if you are working in a free zone or government or
Immigration Branch Locations
Bur Dubai, Karama, Opposite Jafiliya Metro Station
7:30am - 8pm (Sun-Thu)
Immigration Call Centre 800 5111
Dubai International Airport (Terminal 3)
Phone: 04-707 5388
Timing: Around the clock, seven days a
week (including holidays)
Services: All visa related
services (including e-gate card)
Urgent service only for new visa stamping and renewal
(Courier service not available).
Near Clock Tower, Deira
Phone: 04-707 5946
(Dh25 extra service charge for each
Timing: 7:30 to
A'amal Center – Hyatt Regency
Business Centre, First Floor
Phone: 04-707 5922
(Dh30 extra service charge for each
Timing: 8am to 2:30pm
Municipality Service Centre
Al Towar, Qusais, Opposite Al Towar Mall
Phone: 04-707 5162
Timing: 7:30 to 8pm
Timing: 7:30 to 8pm
Mirdif / Al Mizhar
Phone: 04-707 5181
Timing: 7:30am - 8pm
Changing Employment Visa and Dependents Visa without exit
Children Sponsored by mother
Domestic Worker's Visa
(Immigration Office) Locations
Emirates ID Lost
(Visa, Labour Card, Mulikiya, OHC, Driving Lic, Trade Lic)
Family Visa Cancellation
holding while Canceling Sponsor's Visa
Family Visa Stamping-New (Sponsor-Investor)
Family Visa Renew (Sponsor-Investor)
Housemaid Ran Away
Immigration Est. Card-New
Immigration Est. Card-Renew
Immigration Est. Card-Amendment
Immigration Est. Card-Lost
Indian Maid (change visa inside UAE)
Investor Visa Stamping-After Entry
Investor Visa Renew
Maid Visa (Change inside Country without Exit)
Maid from Indonesia
from Sri Lanka
Maid Visa Renewal
Multiple Entry Visa
baby's visa stamping
Oman Visa from UAE Border
Parents Visa Renewal
Visa Stamping-After Entry
Stamping Visa from Old Passport to New Passport
Transfer Visa from Old Passport to New Passport
Visa on arrival
Visa of Two Gulf Countries
Visas in UAE
Visa Renewal of son above 18 years age
Father to Husband
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